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MSS 218 - Eisenhower Center D-Day Collection: Inventory

Eisenhower Center D-Day COLLECTION

(Mss 218)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

April 1991







locations:                             France


Inclusive dates:      1989-1990


Summary:                 Memoirs of D-Day participants.


Source:                                 Deposits (disks 1-40, November 15, 1989; disks 41-49, May 24, 1990; reels of audiotapes and transcriptions, April 24, 1991)


Access:                                 No restrictions


Restrictions:            Any use requires written permission from the Eisenhower Center


Copyright:                Physical rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.


Citation:                    Eisenhower Center D-Day Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans


Historical Note


               The Eisenhower Center is an interdisciplinary center of excellence of the University of New Orleans and partner institution of The National D-Day Museum.  It was founded as The Eisenhower Center for Leadership by Dr. Stephen E. Ambrose, who served as its first director.  During his tenure in that capacity, Ambrose recorded several thousand oral histories of World War II veterans and established both The Eisenhower Center and The National D-Day Museum as internationally renowned centers for research, education, conferences, publications and films on the World War II years.  Subsequent directors of the Eisenhower Center include Dr. Douglas Brinkley and Dr. Allen R. Millett.

               The Center strives to advance Ambrose's original vision to encompass the study of the political culture of the United States in the twentieth century and the causes, conduct, and consequences of U.S. defense policy and the use of force as an instrument of policy.  This period coincides with the life and public career of General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower and includes three major historical epochs: the extension of U.S. power beyond North America (1898-1916), the collapse of European domination and the two world wars (1914-1945), and the U.S.-U.S.S.R. rivalry of the Cold War and the process of global decolonization.  The work of the Center also reflects the Eisenhower legacy of public service, civic leadership, and public education.


Source:  “New Director of The Eisenhower Center Announced.”  Accessed June 28, 2006.

Container List



218-1              49 floppy 5½“ disks, each containing an average of 6 to 10 minutes; transcribed by DOS system format.  These disks are backups of disks housed in the Eisenhower Center.



218-3              17 reels of audio tapes of D-Day reminiscences and 6 folders of typed transcriptions of such reminiscences.


218-4              Back-up disks of oral history tapes (dBase disks) listing oral history participants.


Index Terms


Eisenhower Center (University of New Orleans)

Normandy (France)—History, Military

Soldiers—United States—History—20th century

United States.  Army—History—World War, 1939-1945

World War, 1939-1945—Campaigns—Personal narratives

World War, 1939-1945—Campaigns—Western Front